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How to sleep on the bus

This is how I’ve come to take naps on the bus!
The slouching minimizes the distance between your face and your bag, therefore reducing the strain on your neck.  Also, you can avoid making eye contact with strangers this way. Tried, tested, true!

This is the alternate position, and also the comfier one. It only works when you’re small enough (or the seat is big enough) to rest your head on the back of the seat. However, it’s not very attractive as your neck gets stretched out and your mouth has a tendency to loll open.

Don’t do these.

RUDE. If on priority seating, DOUBLY RUDE.

This is not how you make friends.

Following this position, you may end up on the bus floor *shudder*

Note the drool. What of course this has never happened to me!

For those of you who have good bus ettiquette, Kan has a few grateful words for you.

Eating in class (the right way)

Isn’t it annoying when you’re trying to listen your prof’s lecture, but instead all you can hear are the distinct crackling noises of your neighbour’s candy wrapper? Or even worse— when you’re distracted and embarrassed by the loud growls your own stomach is making?*

Yep! Been there, done that.

So here are some of my tips on how to prevent awkward hunger-situations!

  • Eat breakfast.  And lunch. And dinner.  Skipping meals isn’t good for you, so eat frequently! Your body will thank you later.
  • Bring the right types of food.  That means snack food, not your lunch!  Leave that veggie pizza for break. Granola bars are good, as are small fruits like grapes.
  • Don’t bring anything sticky or stinky to class.  No one wants to smell you and what you’re eating, so don’t bring in those onion pork buns, no matter how yummy they are! And you also probably don’t want fingerprints all over your shiny new laptop, so think about not eating juicy (but sticky!) fruits while you’re taking notes.
  • Don’t bring open drink containers into the lecture hall.  Those pop cans and juice boxes are just spills waiting to happen.  Starbucks and Timmy’s is okay, though, as are water bottles and mugs with lids.  Mmm, steaming hot tea is good in the morning.
  • Unwrap wrappers before class starts, so you don’t disrupt other people’s focus’.  Minimize as much trash as you possibly can, because garbage piles just aren’t that attractive.
  • Stomach growling and there’s no food? In a pinch, clap your arm over the offending organ. It will muffle the sounds.  Making a constipated face at the same time might help, but I can’t guarantee it.

I wonder if this is what goes on inside my torso during my sports sociology class…

*Once, my stomach growled so loud that my friend sitting next to me heard.  She started laughing, and it was embarrassing. But it’s okay because it happened again today in reverse so hah.

The morning after

10 points if you know who these people are!

Yesterday, all most of the Kin froshees agreed to wear their frosh shirts today.  And so a good chunk of my Kin 190 lecture came to class sporting a black and green shirt, making them instantly recognizable to all.  Obviously, all of us that went to frosh felt the solidarity that comes from a shared experience.  Frosh makes best buddies, right?


I couldn’t remember anyone’s name!  I recognized faces, but there were only a handful of people I could put names to.  Or sometimes it was the other way around, and I heard names but I couldn’t connect them to a face.  So today, I settled for awkward little waves and re-introductions.  At least I didn’t try to (wrongly) guess someone’s name.